Doney Family History

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Doney Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): variant of Donat.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Done, Dowey, Dobey, Doten, Honey, Coney, Dorey, Loney, Toney, Dover

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Doney Family Origin

Where is the Doney family from?

Doney Family Occupations

What did your Doney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Doney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Doney's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doney. A less common occupation for the Doney family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Doney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Doney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Doney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Doney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Doney. For the veterans among your Doney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doney Life Expectancy

What is the average Doney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Doney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Doney in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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